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Jessica Gohier, BA 09
Founder, Profilia CV

Use promo code CUALUMNI to receive 15 per cent off all services and templates from Profilia CV.

As a growing Canadian business specialized in resume writing services, the Profilia CV philosophy is centered on a professional yet personalized approach to fulfilling each client’s needs as individuals. They offer:

  • Résumé writing
  • LinkedIn profile crafting
  • Interview coaching
  • A boutique of résumé, cover letter and business card templates

Zeeta Maharaj, BA 10
Career and Transition Advisor, McGill University

Previously a career advisor for Concordia’s Career and Planning Services, Zeeta has helped many graduating students transition to their careers. She also offers a solid background as a counsellor in various academic settings. Helping people for the past 10 years, this makes coaching her passion.

Use promo code CUALUMNI to receive 15 per cent off interview coaching with Zeeta at Profilia CV.

Lynn Sicotte, BA 90
Founder, Lynn S. Consult

Lynn has been working as a certified human resource professional for the last 20 years and has advised managers and employees on best practices in human resources management for multi-branched organizations located throughout Eastern Canada.

Whether it's a question of sales pitching, value proposition, maximizing collective intelligence, engaging leadership, having difficult conversations, optimal human resources management, or the implementation of a business plan and objectives these elements are part of her field of practice.

Use promo code CUALUMNI to receive 15 per cent off interview coaching with Lynn at Profilia CV.

Priscilla Jabouin, MA 08
Career and Personal Development Coach at My Map to Happiness

Priscilla has 15 years of experience teaching, career coaching and counselling, training clients in their career search and personal development. Priscilla’s mission is to help as many people as possible find a career they love so they can improve their well-being, cultivate inner peace, and wake up anticipating their work week.

Visit Priscilla’s website My Map to Happiness and request the preferred Concordia alumni rate to receive a discount on coaching services.

Niem Huynh
Manager, Graduate Student Recruitment 

Niem has worked with clients from diverse professions (graduate and undergraduate students, professionals, stay-at-home parents), age groups, and life stages. Her coaching practice is rooted in the belief that each individual has something to contribute to themselves, their social circle, and the community. A balanced and happy life is a reality by taking action in incremental steps.

Jess Malz, BA 13, MA 15
Founder and Learning Experience Designer at INBO

INBO is a learning design agency specializing in customized and transformative learning experiences for leaders, teams, and organizations. We specialize in using arts-based methods, design-thinking and peer-coaching to spark deep learning, connection, creativity and innovation with our clients.

Concordia Alumni Connect

Create a profile on Concordia's online alumni mentoring platform. Connect with others who share your Concordia experience and discover connections to further your career.

On Concordia Alumni Connect, you can:

  • Build your professional network
  • Better understand your career trajectory
  • Get support for career planning
  • Reflect on your current role and future goals
  • Find someone to turn to for questions and help
  • Find someone who can act as a potential reference for you
  • Make meaningful professional connections worldwide
  • Achieve higher job satisfaction

Find out more >>

Imposter, Interrupted

Founded by Sophie Babinski, BA 14, Imposter, Interrupted has as its mission to collect stories, build community, and share knowledge and compassion among professional women in order to close the wage gap and usher in gender parity at the executive level.

Listen to the Imposter, Interrupted podcast  >>


Mentorly is the first online arts mentorship platform providing accessible and engaging opportunities to connect with emerging and professional artists around the world. It was founded by professional dancer Ashley Werhun and filmmaker Katherine Macnaughton, BA 07 — as working artists, they experienced a significant gap in mentorship within the arts.

After speaking to hundreds of artists and assessing their all-too-common pain points, the gap led to an urgent call to action: provide artists with direct access to mentors who are eager to help them grow and steer their careers forward.

Miriam Tadros, BA 04
Vice-President, Human Resources at Fuze HR Solutions Inc.

Since 2006, Fuze HR Solutions Inc. is proud to be a fully Canadian owned company that has been servicing the recruitment and staffing industry.

Fuze HR has established itself as a reputable recruitment firm specializing in Technology, Supply Chain & Logistics, Industrial, Skilled Trades, Clerical & Administration, Accounting & finance, Sales & Marketing, and Construction and Development for all levels within an organization from senior to administrative.

Dawn Williams, BComm 05
President and Sales Recruiter at Sirius Personnel

Sirius Personnel is a Placement and Head-hunters Agency Specializing in Sales and Marketing Professionals Recruitment in Montreal.

Workshops and resources

Speaker: Lukas Brochard
Associate Director at Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Speakers: Erin Barker, Sarah Newcomb-Anjo and Kathryn Mulvihill from Concordia's Lifespan Well-Being Laboratory in the department of psychology.

Web resources

Further reading

  • Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties (2014), by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2019), by Richard N. Bolles

Download: Visual notes

Niem Huynh
Manager, Graduate Student Recruitment, Concordia University

Further reading

  • Ask for it, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  • Getting to Yes, by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Speaker: Sophie Babinski, BA 14
Founder, Imposter Interrupted

Podcasts and YouTube channels:

Further reading

Speaker: Maya Toussaint, BA 05
Senior Advisor, Recruitment Marketing and Employer Brand at Rio Tinto

Recommended links to browse on LinkedIn:

Speaker: Gillian Leithman, BA 00, MSc 05, PhD 16
Assistant Professor, Executive MBA and Goodman Institute of Investment Management at Concordia's John Molson School of Business

Speaker: Gillian Leithman, BA 00, MSc 05, PhD 16
Assistant Professor, Executive MBA and Goodman Institute of Investment Management at Concordia's John Molson School of Business


Read: Writing emails with military precision

Watch: Brene Brown TedxHouston - The Power of Vulnerability

Patrick Kuczynski, BComm 11
Co-founder and COO of ShareAlpha

Download the webinar presentation (PDF)

Michael Joffe, BA 06
Global Creative Product Strategy at Google & YouTube

Peter Kovacs, BComm 05
Co-founder and Instructor at CQ Saavy




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